Abdominal acupuncture for pain release workshop 1st October 2023 in Richmond London
Abdominal acupuncture is a form of acupuncture that involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the abdomen. It is a relatively modern acupuncture technique that was developed by Dr. Zhiyun Bo in the 1970s.
The abdominal acupuncture system is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which views the body as an interconnected system of energy channels known as meridians. According to TCM theory, the abdomen is considered the "center of the body," and it contains important energy centers and vital organs.
During an abdominal acupuncture session, the practitioner will identify and select specific points on the abdomen based on the individual's symptoms and condition. The points are typically smaller and shallower than those used in traditional acupuncture, and they are often located along the meridians that run through the abdomen.
The purpose of abdominal acupuncture is to restore the balance of energy and promote the free flow of Qi (pronounced "chee"), which is the vital energy in TCM. By stimulating the acupuncture points on the abdomen, it is believed to have a regulatory effect on the internal organs and promote overall health and well-being.
Abdominal acupuncture is known for its versatility and can be used to address a wide range of conditions, including digestive disorders, gynecological issues, musculoskeletal pain, neurological conditions, and emotional imbalances. It is also sometimes used for cosmetic purposes, such as facial rejuvenation.
Abdominal acupuncture has gained popularity in some areas. The technique is gentle and doesn’t cause pain to the patients which makes it more acceptable for patients.